The Forum Film Was A Success!

This year’s Forum Film Festival was a great success. To read about it, check out this coverage in a number of the country’s top publications:

The Economist on “Too Big To Fail.”

The New York Times’ Dealbook on “Wall Street.”

The New York Law School’s Law and Journalism Blog on “Kramer vs. Kramer”

The Forward and The Tablet on “Daniel.”

Capital on “Absence of Malice.”


The Path to Practice: Becoming Bartleby

By  Jacqueline P. McMahon Many people don’t know this, but there are two paths to achieving a successful legal career: law school and apprenticeships. In the past, apprenticeships were the norm for obtaining a career as a practicing attorney. The apprentice would be required to work for a number of years under his mentor until he was deemed qualified. This type of work was often referred to as law office study. Some of our most famous legal and political figures, including Abraham Lincoln, chose the path of hands-on study, instead of the attending law school. Today, seven states still recognize the apprentice model of legal education: California, Maine, New York, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. While some of these states have additional requirements for apprenticeships, for example, New York permits law office study only after the successful completion of one year at an ABA accredited law school, others have no


"M"

Fritz Lang’s M is a murder-mystery thriller starring Peter Lorre (also well-known for his role in Casablanca). A city unites in the search of a child murderer, and police and mobsters run concurrent investigations to bring the man to justice.


Assembly Line Justice

Over the past few decades, Congress and various administrative agencies have passed myriad broad and oftentimes trifling laws and regulations, many of which do not require the violator to have any form of mens rea—or criminal intent—in order to be found guilty.